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News of the
"The Price of a Good Time."
Lois Weber's first' contribution t(
the Jewel series of features, "The
Price of a Good Time," advances th(
sound preachment that in the environ
r.ent of the home rest the influence:
that predominate in a young per
,,n's future life. To score this poini
she introduces two girls, one from
hlIppy home and the othet from the
most contrasting surroundings. He;
licture deis largely with the latteu
girl, who after a taste of luxury thal
lasts a short week is unable to beal
the return to her sordid life and suf
fcr the stinging suspicion of her
imother and brother, and who as r
consequence chooses suicide as a wa.
out of her troubles. A reviewer it
the Motion Picture News says of the
"The suggestion of a sex muddle
carried in the title is never a reality
in the picture drama. .It resolves it,
self into a human story, well told and
strong, preying heavily upon the
sympathies, and entertaining fronm
the very first. There were many un.
able to suppress sniffles after a show
ing of the film at the Broadway
Theatre, and when a photoplay car
produce such results on its audienec
it is deserving of the highest praise
for its realism. And as it is abso
lutely devoid of anything objection
able, anything at all offensive, and
while it does at the same time carry
a moral-a healthy, digestible moral
-under ,s cloak of absorbing enter
tainment, it may well be termed a
"A remarkably good east was as
sembled to interpret the leading roles,
which, under the discriminating di
rection of Miss Weber, does superla
tive work, individually and collective
ly. Mildred Harris as Linnie, the
girl from the second home. gives a
wonderfully appealing, characteriza
"The production furnished the
picture by Miss Weber and Phillips
Smalley is the most remarkable in its
taste and faithfulness to detail that
the writer has seen outside Thomas
Ince's pictures. The photography
and light effects show the same close
attention to detail and are as a result
This notable photodrama will be
the attraction at the Gem Theatre to
day and Sunday.
Next Week's Bill at the Grand.
u! Sunday-Francis X. Bushman and
Bayne in "Cyrcloe Higgins,
= ,- ---1-:Q'St4 ·- e in "By
.A of Purchase." Music by Clai
Wednesday - Enid Bennett in
"laughty, Naughty !"
Thursday-June Elvidge in "A
t an of Redemption."
riday-Tom Mix in "Ace High."
.turday-Episode'of "The Eagle's
7' Pathe News, and a comedy,
1 Married Policemen Safe?"
"Cyclone Higgins, D. D."
S This refreshing light comedy,
ihich will be the Sunday offering at
Sthe Grand, presents Francis X. Bush
man in an eccentric character role,
that of a parson in a backwoods set
tlement, and Beverly Bayne is fea
tured along with him as a harum
scarum village girl. The roles of the
two stars differ greatly from any they
have appeared in heretofore. The
production is entertainiii6 , and there
are a lot of good iaughs combined
with considerable heart interest.
Splendid support is accorded the
leading players by a well-chosen cast,
and the photography and locations
As its attraction for Monday the
Grand will present "Love Me," a
Paramount production written by C.
Gardner Sullivan and supervised by
Thomas H. Ince, wherein Dorothy
Dalton plays the part of an unso
phisticated young wife who is sorely
tried by her husband's family, until
she saves her sister-in-law from dis
grace at the risk of her own reputa
tion. The story is coherently 'told
and moves along with pleasing speed.
Jack Holt, William Conklin, Dorcas
Mathews, Melbourne MacDowell,
Robert McKim and other capable
players give the charming star ade
"By Right of Purchase."
A bridal trip that has an abrupt
ending is the big situation in this
well-acted Select picture, starring
Norma Talmadge, which the Grand
announces as its offering for Tues
day. The story is interesting
and the spectator will be anxious to
learn the outcome of a marriage
where the husband knows that his wife
d'oes not love him and he has asked
for three years in which to win her
affection. At the end of that time.
if she elects, the wife is to have her
freedom restored to her. In the
meantime the couple are merely to
live as friends. Norma Talmadge finds
the role of the wife a co;rgernial one.
She gives the character the necessary
touch of sincerity and refinement.
Eugene O'Brien, ida Darling, William
Courtleigh, Jr., and the other mem
.:ers of the cast furn'i:;h a super'ior
i`. grade of suppori.
"Naughty, Naurhtvy !"
A photopl:hy that entirely lives up
to. its seductive title i: "Naughty,
Niaughty!", in which Enid Bennett
Will be seen at the Grand Wednesday.
It is by an author who knows how to
write for the s: reen, supervised by a
director of ,!i judgnment, and in
terpreted by an a:ttractive star with
:n unusiually cnapable supporting cast
:traight thru n,'h. Bes:ides :oarkling
subtitles the stiory enjoys the added
. bcarm of varied characterization.
t lls of a bri.ght and unassuming
w~rho returns from a protracted
in New York and rocks the old
THE WHITE HOUSE,
WAmSINGTON, D. C,
MAY 29, 1918.
TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES:
HIS WAR is one of nations-not of armies-and all of our hundred million
people must be economically and industrially adjusted to war conditions
if this nation is to play its full part in the conflict. I appeal to all who
now own either Liberty Bonds or War-Saving .Stamps to continue" to lpractice
economy and thrift and to, appeal to all who do not own Goverument securities to
do likewise and purchase them to the exte'nt of their means. The man who buys
Government securities transfers the purchasing power of his money to the United
States Government until after this war, and to that same degree does not buy in
competition with the Government. I earnestly appeal'to every man, woman and
child to pledge themselves dn or before the twenty-eighth of June, to save con
stantly and to buy as regularly as possible the securities of the Government, and
to do this as far as possible through membership in War-Savings Soeieties. The
twenty-eighth of June ends this special period of enlistment in the great volun
teer army of production-and saving here at home. May there be none unenlisted
on that day. WOODROW WILSON.
STATE OF LOUISIANA,
* EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT.
JUNE 8, 191i.
,1IEREAxS, thrift is at all times a virtue, and the nation that savyi is the
¥ nation that prospers and mirrors the happiness and contentment of
L its people, and
Sin these times of crisis it is the prime duty of eve t e~'a to
saRa uhelp save the World from Autocracy.
of I oiereby call -pon all of thhe people of this State to observe to the
utmost t perioid that has blen set aside by the National Government for con
centratioao upon tthrift, and I do urge that by the time that period kids oh~une
28, 1918, every man, woman and child in this great Commonwealth will have
unstint tnlgy bongkht War-Savings Stamps that our Government and our associates
in war4may beifinancialvly backed up to the limit in this great crusade for the
freedom of thee World.
This islnot a finuncialhwar'so much as it is a fight in which a prime factor is
economy-saving in food, stinting in dress,
and a patriotic denial of all the unessentials
of life, that the wheels of industry may be
turned toward the manufacture of the virile
?'' /things that spell success.
Such saving should be turned into the chan
nr iels of helpfulness for our Government,
.. which, after all, is but ourselves. Uncle Sam
/ should be made the beneficiary of our thrift.
We should' take him into our partnership and
throw into his coffers our dollars and our dimes,
f . -? " lthat the fray fraught with the happiness and the
SBy the Governor: independence of our posterity may be goriously
JOHN MARSHALL, won.
Secretary to the Governor IN FAITH WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand
' . and caused to be affixed the seal of the Executive
SDepartment, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton
- ·. Rouge, on this the 8th day of June, A. D., 1918.
S .R. G. PLEASANT.
town folks until they are dizzy with
new aspirations. She converts sour
faces to an appreciation of beauty
and love of wholesome pleasure. un
masks hyprocrisy, and carries by
stratagem a church meeting held to
discuss the morality of dancing.
Enid Bennett always makes a sweet
and girlish figure, and never more so
than in the role of a village girl
transformed by a metropolitan ex
perienc3, yet without disagreeable af
fectation. The story is a very pretty
one in theme and treatment.
In this stirring picture, which
comes to the Grand next Friday,
such good work is done by every
body concerned, even the Indian
players, that it might be canled an
all-star production without ;t retch
ing the truth. Tom Mix hnmself
makes a splendid hero for. this kind
of story, in which he takes the role of
an oflicer of the Northwest Mounted
Police and, as champion of an unpro
tected girl, saves her from a villain
ous sheriff from over the border.
There is. no lack of fresh interest in
the tale, and the flight of the man
with the girl down a dangerous look
ing m apid to escape the sheriff's: gang
seems a bit too perilous to be at all
trite. Striking backgrounds dis
tinguish the whole picture.
They also serve who buy -war sav
ings stamps-if; they save and bt y to
the utmost of their ability, and buy
Gonzales Auxiliary Organized.
Gonzales, La., June 14. 1918.
A meeting held Wednesday after
noon,. June 12, at the Gonzales High
School, resulted in the organization
of t;3e Gonzales auxiliary to the
Burnside branch of the American
Red cross, Mrs. HIyson Gonzales be
ing mtnanimously elected chairman,
with M.rs. Sidney St. Amant as vice
chairman, Mrs. Dan. Gonzales, treas
urer, and Miss Fanny Gonzales, see
The meeting was made not only a
pleasant- but a profitable one by the
presences of Mesdames Prrnman,
Gleason and Saxo:: of the BIurnside
We a ppreciate the efforts of our
co-work .rs in il:e causc, 'fo it was by
the grac ious giving of their: time and
energy itat we received meuch valua
ble info: anation in the mak.ing; of the
M RS. SIDNEY Sf'. AM \NT.
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f' It ain.t gurs, nor arm~mennt,
Nor fu:'tds that they can pay,
But 7;he close co-operation .
" That mi:es hemn win the day. +
It ain't the individuals, +
SNon the army as a whole,
But ;:he everiastin' team work
4 Of every bloomrin' soul.
- RUDYARD KIPLING. +
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People with bad backs and weak
kidneys are apt to feel old at sixty.
Many old folks say Doan's Kidney
Pills help them keep young. Here's
a Barton case:
0. S. Daigle, captain of Valenzuela
ferry, Barton, La., says: "I am more
than .enthusiastic in praise of Doan's
Kidney Pills, because they have cured
me entirely of kidney trouble and I
have had no return of it for a long
time. My kidneys seemed to act too
frequently and were so weak I was
unable to retain the secretions at
4imefl. My back ached a great deal
and wizen I exerted myself it twitched
sometlhi g awful. Someone advised
me to try Doan's Kidney Pills and I
got a box. They helped me so much
that I continued using them until I
was entirely cured. I believe Doan's
have permanently cured me and I am
glad to say a good word for them."
Price (0c., at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy--get
Doan's Kidney Pills-the same that
Mr. Daigle had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.-(Adv.)
As the people reduce their ex
penditures for personal comforts and
luxuries and put their surplus earn
ings into government loans they
transfer their buying power to the
government. Three million dollars a
day saved and loaned to the nation
means three million dollars to be
spent by the government to win the
war, instead of by private citizens
for personal satisfaction.
THE POOR MAN'S INVESTMENT.
W. S. S. Like Money in the Bank,
with Uncle Sam thc; Banker.
Editlrai in New Orjeans Item.
The less money a man has, the
Imall-ev'h's wageS; and his margin of
livin,. the more he can afford to in
vest in w': sarinrts and thrift stamps.
'this f.ovnm ot. invesinment has noi
received the publicity to which it is
entitled, or is attractiveness as a
poor man's investment would be bet
The reason thousands of people
did not invest in a $50 or $100 Liber
ty Bond was not that they could
not-at least on the installment plai
-but because they were afraid if,
due to some unforeseen emergency,
the time should come when they
needed the cash they had invested in
the bonds, they could not market
their bonds for what they were worhn.
This feeling was given substance by
the very deplorable fact-that Liberty
Bonds are objects of open gambling
in the money market, a scandal the
government should make impossible
by drastic legislation.
The war savings ahd thrift stamps
offer the purchaser absolute guaran
tee he can cash in on any part of
them, or all of them, at exactly what
he paid for them, plus whatever in
terest has accumulated at the rate
of three per cent, at any time he
finds himself in need of money he in
vested in them. This guarantee is
made by the government. It is re
deemed by the government, thiough
the postmaster. No bond-broker or
middleman enters into the sale or the
redemption of the thrift stamp.
This guarantee is a part of the
contract under which the govern
ment sells the stamps. It tells the
purchaser exactly how much his
stamps will bring at any postoffice
each month from now until the date
of their final redemption-January,
1923. If he holds his stamps until
then he collects interest at the rate
of four per cent compounded, which
amounts to about 4% per cent. All
of this compound interest is added
the last month--December, 1922.
This is done as an inducement to the
purchaser to hang on to his stamps
until date of maturity, rather than
cash in on them earlier and get only
three per cent interest.
For example, a wage-earner buys
$100 worth of. thrift stamps, which
represents the sum andi total of his
savings. He does so in good faith,
expecting to keep them until they
mature. January, 1923. and then re
deem them at face value, plus four
per cent compounded. But a year
from now he meets with an accident.
There is a doctor's bill, maybe a-fee
ffa. an. operation;j there itime lorg,.
thrift sta1.S (for wvh eh registra
tion there is no fee, charged) two
weeks' notice he can cash in on $50
worth of stamps, plus three per cent
interest. If it is only $25 ready
money he needs, he need only cash in
nn '2i5 worth.
In other words, thrift savings are
like postal savings. They are exactly
like money in the bank-and Uncle
Sami is the banker; so there is no
danger of any failure or bad book
keeping, They are the only govern
ment security yet issued which Uncle
Sam agrees to redeem at any time
prior to their maturity at face value,
plus whatever interest they have
earned. They are a nr tional debt in
the hands of the nubl:c, which the
government guarantees to pay at
any time the public presents the bill.
But to induce the pubhic to hold the
bill five years, the g~vernment of
fers to pay four per cent compound
ed interest on it.
The people with small savings, the
widow and orphan, the poor man,
those who are living on a very small
margin, have in the war savings and
thrift stamps the greatest, safest,
fairest, squarest investment and
method of saving that has ever been
presented to any peopls by any gov
ernment, corporation ur individual.
It is an investment backed by the
best security in the world, paying:
higher interest if held until maturity
than the Liberty Bond ., redeemable
at the local postoffice of the holder at
any time prior to maturity with in
terest equal to that paid by savings
banks-an investment that cannot be
.peculated in by brokers to the in
jury either of the government or the
individual, which cannot be scalped
by any money shark, or depreciated
by any legislation. Each sale carries
with it the printed contract of the
United States government with the
purchaser backing up this guarantee.
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War-Inspired Verse Z
IN FLANDERS' FIELDS.
By COL. JOHN McCRAE.
In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved; and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe.
To you from falling hands we throw
The torch-be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep tho poppies grow
" In Flanders' fields.
FOR" OUR DEAD.
by SIR SIDNEY LOW.
For you our dead, beyond the sea,
Who gave your lives to hold us free
By us, who keep your memory,
What can be said?
We can not sing your praises right,
'Lost heroes of the endless fight;
Whose souls into the lonely night
Too soon have fled.
Wecan but honor, cherish, bless,
Your sacred names; no words expres
The measure of our thankfulness,
To you our Dead.
S WE~rE to give everything you
pe Ia..e to possess, to aid in win
-you could not equal this boy's
ask-d to loan your Government
+y For every $4.17 you loan you
$5.00. Can you hesitate to loan
SMwhen this young man GAVEL
NATI ALJUNE 28A A
SA IfNGS DAY
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A ,Minister's Views ' c
on the World War
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I:y REV. C. O'NEALE MARTINDALE, Pas
tor of Presbytcrian Churches at Amity b
City and Kentwood, La.
Whiat do I think of the war? With s
English, Irish and French blood
by heredity coursing through my e
veins-as a full-blooded South Caro- n
linian born and bred of loyal, worthy s
stock--as a man o$ sense and a man g
,f conscience, I a inside and out- s
side, always and everywhere, an un- t
adulterated American. And, so long d
as I have a voice to speak or a dollar a
to aid, all my energies and abilities s
ire and can be and will be enlisted f
in the cause of righteousness and
.quity, love and fraternity, liberality o
and democracy, for which our coun- t
try stands as unequivocally opposed t
to the German spirit, methods and t
'·n-asures. I have no sympathy what
:ver with, but rather only contempt
rind indignation for Germany's God- t
defiant, arrogant pretensions, cruel
inhumanity, and wanton maltreat
menA of captured- womanhood and
.:hildhood, civilian and soldiery.
Belgium may have suffered judg
mentally for her unmitigated cruelty I
.ome years ago in the Belgian Congo
,under Leopold; but no true man or
woman breathes aught but the deep
e.st sympathy and commiseration for
Belgium and other captive lands laid
Prostrate under the heel of the Teu
tonic oppressor. All honor for Bel
gium in its heroic and sacrificial stay
ing of the Germanic hosts of sin and
wickedness, and all praise for and
prayer upon British, French, Ameri
'an and other allied resistance-at
.any-cost to this foe of the nations in
its rationalistic, materialistic, im
moral, intolerant and world-grasping
May God with the allies haste the
day of riddance of autocracy from
the earth and the ushering-in of the
principles and practice of democracy
Ihe world ove'.
Victory at last is assured.
The Doctor Away From Home When
People are often very much dis
appointed to find' that their family
physician is away from home when
they most need his services. Dis
eases like pain in the stomach and
bowels, colic and -diarrhoea require
prompt treatment, and have in many
instances proven .fatal before medi
cine could be procured or a physican
summoned. The right way is to keep
at hand a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy. No
physician can prescribe a better medi
cine for these diseases. By having it
irr the house you tesape much pain
and suffering and all risk. Buy it
now; it ;may save life.-(Adv.)
Your common sense will tel! you
that you ,; cannot buy now mall the
things :y~u.bought. before we had a
Swar. to:, win,:. :Yo: buying must be
rest$,i te ai: yor saviiangs invested
in w wrsvings stamps.
SACID TEST OF PATRIOTISM.
Opportunity Offered for Real S.
vice, Minus Pomp or Glory. ,1
The war is in Louisiana today, an
if we win YOU must work!
Louisiana farmers need more la- 'k
bor. It cannot be supplied front
other nearby states, because other
states are in precisely the same fix.
Every, community must secure its
emergency farm help by emergency
methods-town volunteers and high
school boys, by forcing all idlers to
go to work, by causing all non-es
sential work (that helps in no way
to win the war) to be discontinued
during the rush seasons of cultivation
and harvest, and applied to farms in
stead of being exerted in a way that
from a war standpoint is, worthless.
Such methods must be used in Don
aldsonville and Ascension. Else the
town and parish invite the humilia
tion of having failed to measure up
to all war responsibilities.
You have sent your sons, you have
contributed your money, you have
floated the flag on high, you are
Sproud of your patriotism. Here is a
- call for something devoid of pomp
I and glory-just plain, blistering,
muscle-aching, commonplace labor
out in the fields under the hot sun!
It must be done-if we win the war!
Town people all over the United
States must do it-if we win the war!
For unless town people do help on
the farms during the periods of
I heavy demand, our food production
will be insufficient. No matter how
much money we raise we must not
fail to raise food. The fighters can't
I eat cash, and money can't buy food
unless foodt has been produced.
It is merely a question of the
willingness of every town person of
farm experience to work on farms in
his community as he may be needed,
1and of the willingness of every farm
er to make the most of such help. It
is merely a question of winning the
war, despite difficulties and unpleas
e ant duties.
' DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
Washington, D. C.
Borrowed Items of Interest.
' Dr. and Mrs. A. T. Gonzales, of
Gramercy, are enjoying a vacation in
Ascension parish, where they are
Y visiting relatives.
n With the compliments of Miss Feli.
x- cie Gaudin, of Donaldsonville, we
d have received an invitation to the
e graduating exercises of St. Vincent's
Y Institute, Thursday morning, June
i- 20, at 10 o'clock, Grand Theatre.
n Miss Felicie is the daughter of Chas.
P A. Gaudin, a valuable employe of B.
's Lemann & Bro., Donaldsonville, well
lo known at Convent, where he war
.i- reared. He-was apprentice typo in
it this office in the early '90s.-St.
in James Interim.
SA\ton of coal in the bin is worth
nine in the mine. Ring up the Con
>u sumers' Coal Yard, telephone" 41, and
be say how much you want. Sixty-five
a cents a barrel in the yard, seventy
be- cents delivered.
Food will wi thte. war--produce It!